Many feared that India will become a problem for the world when Corona hits India. But today, through sheer confidence and resilience, you have transformed the way the world looks at us. You have proven that the collective strength and potential of Indians is unparalleled compared even to the powerful and prosperous countries of the world. Be it clapping and lighting a lamp to the honouring of Corona Warriors by India's armed forces, Janta curfew or by faithful adherence to rules during the nationwide lockdown, on every occasion you have shown that Ek Bharat is the guarantee for ShresthaBharat. … [Read more...] about Modi 2.0: PM Narendra Modi pens letter on first anniversary of second term. Read full text
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Consider for a moment all of the other designs Twitter could have chosen. It could have used a strike-through, crossing out Trump’s message to nullify it, but leaving it legible for people to read. It could have blurred the words, so you couldn’t read them at all, but you’d know a tweet was there. Twitter could have blacked them out, in a redaction that’s been used for decades by our own government when it wants to obfuscate the content of documents for all sorts of reasons. Heck, Twitter could choose to put dunce caps on all factually inaccurate tweets! (Actually . . . maybe that’s a good idea?) … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
For many, Mehta’s long-term is already a reality. Mishra’s team, for instance, has provided many artisans with the raw material required to continue working during the lockdown. “The Khatwa women in Jharkhand have the fabrics and designs, and the weavers in West Bengal have yarn on their loom. A long-continued lockdown would throw up a supply chain challenge. However, we are in the process of evaluating options such as the cargo services of the Indian Railways, when things begin opening up in the next 30 days.” His team is also working on blueprints and designs to share with their weavers and artisans. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown | India’s 7-million strong artisans’ community faces supply disruptions, cancelled orders & financial hardships